Kindergarten enrolments have begun! Please see the enrolment page for further details.
Kindergarten Orientation program
Our orientation program is to make your child's transition from home/preschool as easy as possible.
Once you have enrolled your child, you will be sent an invitation to attend our three orientation days. These visits give children the opportunity to become familiar with their future classmates, engage in the type of activities they will be doing when they start school and introduce children to the layout of the school and its amenities.
This will lead to your child feeling happy, safe and secure in his or her new environment, and ready to start school.
During the orientation morning, parents will have the opportunity to go to an information session and have uniform purchasing opportunities.
Kindergarten students will participate in their Best Start Interview at the beginning of Term 1. The Best Start Kindergarten Assessment is a state-wide assessment that provides teachers with the opportunity to sit one on one with a child, focusing on what they can do. The assessment is not a test but provides teachers with useful information to help support your child’s learning at school. This helps teachers to plan lessons to best support the learning needs of every child. The assessment goes for approximately 30 minutes which includes a literacy and numeracy components. Students do not need to wear their uniforms.
Literacy involves speaking and listening, reading and writing. Engaging with your child in play-based literacy activities every day will support their development of early literacy skills. Talk and interact with your child. Through talk, children not only learn about communicating with others, they also learn how to take turns, ask questions and develop a knowledge of words. Together these help to create a strong foundation for the development of reading and writing skills.
Always encourage your child and use activities and topics that they are interested in. If you speak a language other than English it is important that you support your child to use their home language when talking, reading and writing.
At Asquith Public School we acknowledge the Darug and Guringai people as the traditional custodians of the lands where we meet, teach, learn and flourish. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and are grateful to share and care for this land for future generations to enjoy.
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